Welcome to the Umbria Blog

We are Sylvia and Saskia from Villa in Umbria and we manage the Umbria blog, as well as a holiday rentals website. We live and work in the area, and enjoy sharing our experiences with you.

Umbria is a beautiful region in the centre of Italy. Cities like Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi and Orvieto anybody will have heard of. We want to give you some insiders view of our daily life in this mainly rural part of Italy. If you ever travel to Umbria you may find some good suggestions here.

We hope you will enjoy this blog. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions!

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Shopping at the Valdichiana Outlet Village

Shopping at the Valdichiana Outlet Village

Valdichiana Outlet Village Everyone knows Tuscany for its beautiful landscape and culture. Did you know that amongst Italians, it is also known for its clothing outlets? Around Florence, there are some very big brands that have their own outlet (Prada for example). Closer to Umbria is the Valdichiana Outlet Village in Foiano delle Chiana, near the exit of the A1. The Valdichiana Outlet Village is […]

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Perugina Chocolate Factory

Perugina Chocolate Factory

Perugina is the chocolate factory of the famous Baci Perugina chocolate. It is located in Località San Sisto, about 20 minutes driving from the historical centre of Perugia. The factory in Perugia is the home of chocolate, “la casa del cioccolato”, with an interesting history and of course excellent chocolate. We went for a visit, you can read all about it here. The history of […]

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Truffle Market Exhibition in Valtopina

Truffle Market Exhibition in Valtopina

Mostra Mercato del Tartufo This year was the 38th edition of the truffle market exhibition “Mostra Mercato del Tartufo” in Valtopina.In 1981 the exhibition was started by truffle hunters and local companies to present products of the territory. Now more than 90 exhibiting companies are involved. During the last two weekends of November many people come to Valtopina to visit the market to taste delicious […]

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Sightseeing in Umbria

Umbria is a beautiful Italian region with a lot to see, explore and do. It is the only landlocked region of Italy and also called the green heart of Italy. Its many medieval villages, authentic food and excellent wines are all good reasons for a relaxing holiday.
Attractions in Umbria

Attractions in Umbria

You’ve booked your holiday in Umbria? Here is an overview of places of interest.

Markets in Umbria

Markets in Umbria

Love to visit a local market during your holiday? Here is a list of markets in Umbria.

Events and local festivals

Events and local festivals

Endulge in the local atmosphere of a music festival, a sagra or village festival during your holiday in Umbria.

Children in Umbria

Children in Umbria

Are you looking for some activities to do together with your children? Here are some ideas for children in Umbria.